PhD in Environmental Sciences

PhD in
Environmental Sciences

Calls for applications
Annual call a.y. 2023/2024 - 39th cycle

Ca' Foscari University has opened the call for applications for the PhD programmes 39th cycle (a.y. 2023/2024)
The application for admission must be completed, via the online procedure, by Wednesday 31 May 2023 - 1.00 pm (Italian time)

All information about the procedures for participating in the competition is available in the annual call.

For further information, please contact the PhD Office (



PhD overview

Educational aims

The PhD programme is designed to research solutions to the various global issues (environment, ecology, social development) with the aim of promoting an interdisciplinary approach.

The main objective is to examine and develop knowledge of the environmental system dynamics through improving the quality of the available data, refining the understanding of the processes in place (through the development of assessment techniques and adaptation of the security networks) and perfecting the information gathered (macroscale) from higher levels of modelisation.

The programme is taught entirely in English.

Research themes

  • Biology;
  • Ecology;
  • Environmental chemistry;
  • Dynamics of environmental processes;
  • Environmental reclamation and technologies;
  • Earth science;
  • Territorial and resource management;
  • Microbiology;
  • Environmental biotechnology and biochemistry;
  • Environmental physics

Professional profiles

Through the acquisition of a sound and extremely interdisciplinary background in analysis of environmental system dynamics and their issues, the PhD graduates will be able to incorporate themselves into all potential areas in which environmental research is carried out (Italian and overseas universities, private and public research bodies, authorized environmental protection corporations and, importantly, private or shared private-public businesses and organisations involved in the research and management of environmental issues).